Around the world in a boat made from recycled plastic bottles

If this isn’t cool, then I don’t know what is: a 60 ft catamaran made from 12.500 recycled plastic bottles! Today, after having sailed 8000 nautical miles The Plastiki reached Sydney Harbour after 128 days out on the sea.

David de Rotschield was appalled when he discovered how much damage plastic waste does to the oceans and he decided to make a change, spread the word and The Plastiki was born. What he says about the contemporary design is something we should all ponder about: “If there’s waste, it’s badly designed in the first place, and we need to start taking a serious look at the way we produce and design every product we use in our lives”

All other materials used for the catamaran are eco-friendly as well, as they are either recycled or recyclable and organic! Can you imagine that even the glue that holds the whole thing together is made organically from cashew nut husks and sugarcane.

Another important thing is the sustainability of the boat. It has wind turbines and also generates its own drinking water for the crew.

You can read more about the boat,  their voyage and everything else that has to do with The Plastiki HERE>

Photos owned by The Plastiki.

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